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Listening in polarised controversies: a study of listening practices in the public sphere

Hendriks, Carolyn; Ercan, Selen A.; Duus, Sonya


Listening is an important feature of policy making and democratic politics. Yet in an era of increased polarisation the willingness and capacity of citizens to listen to each other, especially those they disagree with, is under strain. Drawing insights from a divisive community conflict over proposed coal seam gas development in regional Australia, this article examines how citizens listen to each other in a polarised controversy. The analysis identifies four different listening practices that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-12-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s11077-018-9343-3


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